Leyla Stevens (AU/BALI)
Image: Leyla Stevens, A Line in the Sea, 2019. Courtesy the artist.
Leyla Stevens is an Australian-Balinese artist and researcher who works predominately within moving image and photography. Her practice is informed by ongoing concerns around gesture, ritual, spatial encounters, transculturation and counter histories. Working within modes of representation that shift between the documentary and speculative fictions, her work deals with a notion of counter archives and alternative genealogies. Recent exhibitions and selections include: Their Sea is Always Hungry, UTS ART, Sydney 2019; 2019 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) Artspace, Sydney; 2018 John Fries Award at UNSW Galleries, Sydney; BEAUT 19, Triennale of Unwhere, Brisbane 2019; Of Love and Decomposition, Firstdraft, Sydney 2016; 2014 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) Artspace, Sydney; and SafARI Biennale, Sydney 2014. She is the recipient of multiple New Work and Development grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Technology Sydney.